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What is a Housing Co-op?

Even though many people are members of co-operatives (like credit unions, or Modo, the Cooperators or Peninsula Co-op), co-ops—and especially housing co-ops—are less familiar than limited companies and charities.

CHF BC and its member housing co-ops are part of a bigger community of co-operatives.

We’ve put together a video that answers some basic questions about co-operatives and how housing co-ops have some special characteristics that makes them a great alternative to more common rental and ownership models.

Watch the video here, or on YouTube and learn more!

If you want to hear a little more about how housing co-ops fit in with the broader co-operative movement, there’s a slightly longer version of the video, too.)